Ein wunderschöner Panoramablick in der Skiregion Hochkar.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
The finest skiing
High-alpine Atmosphere at Hochkar

Hochkar Ski Resort

Loads of Snow at 1,808 m

“Diverse” is the perfect term to describe Hochkar ski resort! This snow-sure ski resort lies high above Göstling an der Ybbs, covering a terrain between 1,300 m and 1,800 m. Hochkar is the perfect place for beginners, pleasure skiers and expert skiers, featuring 19 km of piste, seven ski lifts and many slopes of varying degrees of difficulty. This winter sports resort is a sure bet for an awesome family vacation or a day trip! And do not forget: neighbouring Ötscher ski resort

Fast Facts


  • 19 km of perfectly groomed pistes
  • slopes of varying difficulty: 5,5 km of blues, 10 km of reds, 3,5 km of blacks
  • elevation: 1,300 to 1,800 m
  • sunny ski slopes and rustic on-mountain huts
  • 7 ski lifts (6 chairlifts, 1 T-bar)
  • 2 conveyor belts at Kinderland
  • Snow Trail - Route 99  
  • racers’ hub
  • 150 km from Vienna

Explore the resort with our interactive ski trail map!

Skivergnügen auf höchster Stufe erwartet euch am Hochkar.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
Ein schöne Panoramaussicht vom Skigebiet Hochkar.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
In der Skischule am Hochkar wird den kleinen Skigästen die Technik spielerisch beigebracht.

Diverse Hochkar ski resort

For Kids large and small, for Experts and Beginners

High-alpine, but still relaxed: What’s so special about Hochkar? Located between 1,300 and 1,800 m above sea level, it is considered to be very snow-reliable.  From December to April skiers and snowboarders find perfect conditions on unrivalled powder snow slopes, perfectly groomed pistes and fast snow trails.

It is also the home of ski racers like Thomas Sykora, Kathrin Zettel, Katharina Gallhuber and many more.

Little ski enthusiasts will love Kinderland, where professional ski instructors help them to master their first attempts on skis!

Top Tip: Little skiers ski for only three euros a day when accompanied by their parents.

Freeriding Hochkar

Powder Skiing

A freerider’s dream come true! Deep-snow slopes and powder as far as the eye can see. Hochkar offers some of the best backcountry skiing in Austria.

Caution! Check the avalanche situation and the weather report before leaving the patrolled pistes!

Ein schöne Panoramaussicht vom Skigebiet Hochkar.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger


Anytime and Live!

How’s the weather going to be? The web cam will tell you!


Ski Shuttle Bus

From A to B by bus

The free ski shuttle bus travels between top-class ski resorts of Hochkar and Ötscher.



Weather report & forecast

Find out what the weather is going to be with our  exact and reliable weather forecast!

Im Skigebiet Hinterstoder ist immer etwas los. Zahlreiche Events und Veranstaltungen erwarten euch.

Racing and Training

Top-level skiing

Learn from the best at the training centre and train on the race courses of Hochkar and Ötscher.

By the way: if you are no backcountry pro and you want to learn the technique first, book freeridng lessons at  JoSchi ski school. Safety guaranteed!

Ski Champions

Young racers find optimum training conditions and first-class pistes at Hochkar ski resort.

You love ski racing? Book a piste and compete with your friends!I

Trainieren wie die Profis am Hochkar.
Der Rennlauf von Kathi Gallhuber in der Skiregion Hochkar. | © Gepa

Ski Lift Tickets

For Hochkar Ski Resort

Family ski outing, girls’ day or corporate event: Hochkar has a suitable lift ticket for every occasion. Visit our online shop to choose from the various day tickets, multi-day tickets, season passes or child tickets!

Concessions are only available at Hochkar ski resort!


Unlimited ski fun at eight ski resorts
  • Season pass valid at eight ski resorts
  • Valid for children younger than 15
  • Buy your ticket in October and get cheaper rates


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Ski schools and equipment rental at Hochkar

Young, Old, Big, Small, Beginner or Expert

Whether alpine skiing, snowboarding, freeriding or racing - JoSchi ski- and snowboard school and its professional instructors help with the first steps on the slopes and to refine your skills!

Ski holidays at the ski slopes

Your Dream Accommodation at Hochkar

A restful night next to the ski slopes? Possible at Hochkar ski resort.  Authentic B&Bs, rustic alpine inns or first-class hotels – the offer is unlimited.

Tip: If you rather stay away from the hustle and bustle, have a look at the lodgings offered in the Ybbstal Alps.